I still can't believe /a/ didn't like Hidan no Aria AA.
It can yanderes. It had yuri. It had action. It was great.
>terrible title implies generic knockoff
>oblivious villain protagonist
>2nd episode cliffhanger ending
>protagonist acquires loli (literally)
I have no fucking idea what's going.
They're following the manga very faithfully and the OP shows basically everyone that's appeared in all the 7 volumes that are out. Literally everyone, not even kidding.
So if you want to know even if just looking at the runes check the raws.
ANN hates this so much.
Another great episode. Didn't expect a lot of stuff but I don't mind as what I got was very entertaining.
Stop the funi.
Anon is just probably using a shit player.
Are you trying to trick me? There's no way Funi would look good.
And why 1080p for show which is 720p at most?
>紅殻 and 攻殻 have a different kanji but same pronunciation
>紅 in Pandora's title can also be read as "aka"
>紅 is "aka" and パン is pan
>akapan = red pantsu
>crimson shell is Clarion's pantsu
So their downscaling algorithms are what fucks up the video? When I saw Pandora threads after ep 01 aired filled with oversaturated images I decided to just wait for other option. Next time I'll check out the 1080p version as you say, I don't want to miss out on early fun.
Ohys for this are actually worse than funi 1080. Will maybe post screenies later tonight, but you can check yourself. Of course that is only after you fix funi brightness issue.
The concept of Pandora was originally Shirow's.
From another thread
>The volumes have a section at the end where he talks about his involvement and it sounds like he can give his input. Like the fingering was Rikudo's idea and Shirow wondered if it might become a problem but decided against suggesting changing it. He apparently worried if it got an adaptation and that element then got changed it would lead to upset fans.
Thankfully they finally want to switch to softsubs. Don't remember when exactly though.
Thanks for the heads up, comparison would be nice anyway.
Getting real tired of this "Nene is a dork" thing.
Literally nothing about Nene suggests she's a dork. She's actually pretty cool, on the contrary.
You're right anon, cool as a cucumber.
I don't even know what dork means but Zuihou is also called that so it can't be bad. I simply call her cute though.
>those sexy joints
Yes yes yes. I'm so glad this show was made.
>a fresh Clarion
Nene would rather watch as clarion is assembled.
That's because she lacked training at the time.
Does Pandora take the prize for the comfiest threads of the season?
At least when the /k/ fags aren't around
I hope so. Show is so lovely and honest.
The comfiest and with the best /a/nons.
Until a few shitposters come in to spoil the fun.
Despite what haters think, yuri shows always have the best threads.
That's not always true and you know it, but let's not go there.
You actually want to provoke shitposters so that you don't feel lonely, do you?
It's okay. I can be mean towards you if you desire it.
Pandora a shit or something like that.
I don't understand why they make a point to hate on fanservice and moe. Why bother analyzing the niche Japanese anime market through the lens of Western ideals and norms? Half of their reviews are "Well I don't like this show, but if I were an otaku I might"
Holy shit another anon that watched that?
It was fun.
Now that I think about it, you might be right. let's not go too deep though, subject is dangerous.
Don't worry. You're graduating from experienced anime watcher to true anon. Embrace the cute.
They were amazing when show aired. What happened later doesn't exist.
Don't get caught by machines around.
>what if we took a serious fictional genre
>then, what if we took some random, fanservicey side elements...
>and then, what if we the girls, and all her irrelevant friends lesbians
>Koukaku no Pandora
a complete insult to the Cyberpunk genre.
>What is clear is that the artistic production is pretty crappy. It is easily the worst-looking series so far this season and is not going to be easy to undercut as the season progresses
This is what you get for watching funi hardsubs video quality
How do you go from GitS to lesbots? Is this the future of animu? Is this the future of mankind? Would you allow your daughter to date a lesbian cyborg?
GitS was always about lesbots. You get to this by having someone work with Shirow that doesn't have a stick stuck up their ass for once.
You can't even make the anime only argument, because the Major was shown lounging around with her lezbuddies in lingerie from the manga in SAC. They even complained that she wasn't sticking around for the party afterwards, if I remember right.
I want to plug my dick into all of Clarion's sexy ports.
Can't wait to see her show up to help spice things up.
Cute of the season
darkhorse? AOTS? This shit is the best thing to ever come out of Japan.
Clarin will never wake you up in the morning.
Practically all shounen manga has furigana like that. Seinen manga like OPM with it seem to be getting more common too.
Whether it's there or not makes little difference to what actually makes some manga hard to read.
It depends a lot. If you're like a lot of /a/ that mostly 'learns' Japanese from listening to it and thus has better vocal understanding than written, it can help you at least get the gist of a sentence by sounding it out.
I think you're crazy if you believe there's many people on /a/ who have learned much by listening. And anyone like that will be fooling themselves about how much they can really follow.
I liked it.
Man, I completely forget Akari was a huge dork too.
What's the deal with yuri recently? Yuri girls used to be either alpha or genki.
Now, however, they're just dorks.
I hope Japan stops this.
I've been watching anime for a long time. But I had been watching anime for less than a year when I started studying Japanese, so I didn't waste time deluding myself about how much I was picking up from just listening.
>Before there's a pandora device activation, right?
Yes, it's from volume 3.
The pandora contains may different skills, like juggling and cooking. It isn't just about weapons and camouflage.
Goddamn it that ED is too cute.
The OP is too cute.
This show is too cute. I love it. As people say it feels like a late 90s/early 00s show in how silly it is while attempting to maintain some sort of nonsense plot.
>As people say it feels like a late 90s/early 00s show in how silly it is while attempting to maintain some sort of nonsense plot
Some people use this as a negative point but it's probably the main reason I'm watching this, other than the cute robogirls. I missed stuff like this.
Of course it's very little, but anon just said it's enough to sometimes help you get the gist of a sentence. You're the one that's crazy if you think someone can't even do that after years of watching anime and possibly other audiovisual material in japanese, which should account to months of actual watching time.
You can't be this new. There was a /b/ sticky when Chuu2 aired with the gif of Rikka's ass from the OP, since then plenty of /b/tards pick up Kyoani shows, why do you think there's so many dogshitposters for yuri characters like Shinka.
That's because shirow masamune works on this show also, of course he has some type of power over the show, hell he even came up with the idea of this show and the manga, they use his artstyle as the manga.
old habiits die hard.
So you're an example of "a lot" of /a/ that has mostly learned Japanese by listening? Do you read raw manga, relying on furigana? Are you confident you are aware of how much you're misunderstanding and not getting?
You don't have to visit /b/ to know that, not being a newfag is enough. It was very clear situation. No need to get aggressive when someone takes the effort to educate you, you could simply say "thanks" or ignore the subject.
Take your style of posting to /v/, please.
>Guy claims he's able to follow conversation to some degree after years of watching anime
>You start accusing him of not being fluent and therefore unable to speak Japanese
I've heard of moving the goalposts before, but I've never seen it used so proficiently.
I did say "if". If that's not what >>136329406 meant then they could have just said they didn't, but the point then would be that they weren't saying anything relevant to:
>Whether it's there or not makes little difference to what actually makes some manga hard to read.
I'm not asking if he's fluent. I'm just asking whether he's a counterexample to what I said.
No she isn't. She is just given ownership of the gynoid. The government of Cenancle Island won't let a young girl who's not an adult yet to fill out the marriage registration form with an artificial intelligence anyway.
It will be decades before artificial intelligences will even be considered legal person and not just fancy programs that emulate human-like traits very well.
Anon, that's gay.
>14 hours pandora thread
have this as a reward
She wears a button down with a full length skirt... which has a side panel that matches her plaid tie.
She is quirky, obsessive, and has an odd fashion sense, yet she is charming in her own way. She is the textbook definition of a dork.
they should meet some other dork cyborgs
Oh, I see. I just noticed the typo on the ED.
I was about to post it. But the optocal shit is still wrong.
They are most likely not expecting it to sell past 2k, if at all (perhaps even sub 1k), but that one was just your normal QUALITY mistake.
It might or might not be fixed for the BD release, depending on how much money Gokumi and AXsiZ got for this project.
> but the 1080p version at least has an higher bitrate, so it looks slightly better.
That's not just about bitrate. Funi has ~600MB/ep 720p streams and those look like shit too. Their 1080p is the only one that's encoded in variable bitrate mode which allows for better bitrate distribution (i.e. it won't be bitstarved as hell on every complex scene).
Any other funi stream and all daisuki streams are CBR, so they look pretty bad even with high bitrates. CR encodes, public raws and fansub encodes have variable bitrate as their encoders are not completely incompetent.
>hideous color palette
They even bashed the soundtrack. Holy fuck, I'm mad.
The correct way to handle it is to simply not give a fucking shit about it and to not talk about them.
Or next, we're going to talk about Reddit's opinion on Pandora in the Crimson Shell, then MAL and why they give low scores, then Tumblr, then some random internet blogger and so on.
>you were born too soon to be a loli fuqbot
Or perhaps there's a fully functional Clarion in each Gertsecomma. If Clarion goes kaputt, she downloads her program into one lying around, then just open one of them robo-eggs, and tada, new Clarion.
I hear that sometimes, really popular series will get random people just drawing artwork of it because they like it, even though they aren't the creator. A sort of "fan-made work of art", if you will.
Why didn't Uzal just stick Nene's brain into a dedicated military model? It's a lot more convenient.
perhaps she already did
>Studies have shown that a female appearance significantly deters return fire from human combatants,
You don't understand. We're way above getting butthurt by ANN. What happens here is that we reinforce our community values, such as sexualizing lesbian loli robots, by disapproving of ANNs stance.
It's okay, anon. The meanies at ANN can't stop you from enjoying Pandora. It's only written words.
Now stop talking about them, you silly battered housewife.
It actually has a community score of 3. That means that ANN considers it an okay show.
I'm pleasantly waiting for the hacking mindbreak doujins of using them as sex dolls.
Rikudou sure loves his robotlolicatgirls, doesn't he?
Anyone else get reminded of Magipoka?
I did a rough vector of the dork for my wallpaper, thought I'd share it.
Hopefully next chapter comes out soon. Nene already dropped the "most important person" and "the person I love" so now the ultimate challenge is seeing if Clarion is really that advanced to feel things.
>Completely changing a sentence
That's a little harsh. She says
(I'll) make (her) happy!
and they changed it to "I'll make her the happiest girl in the world!" It is a change, and it's not an absolutely necessary one, but the phrase they use has similar connotation in English as the original Japanese phrase. It implies the subject and object are getting married, or starting a serious romantic relationship, which is the original joke.
They could have left it as "I'll make her happy!" but I don't think they should be condemned that harshly for adding a couple little words to localize it a bit more.
Plenty of other fansub groups are guilty of far worse. DDY is pretty good in comparison.
This shit always scares me.
Nene is fine the way she is.
Following cliches something awful will happen and Clarin will shed a tear for Nene and someone will go "how is this possible?" holy shitt" followed by "this is the power of lesbianosity".
>Why would anyone want to be a cute robot lesbian?
Because I want to.
I find it difficult to believe this many people on /a/ would, voluntarily, through away their entire lives, their friends, their family, all to become lesbian robots.
Do they have the capability to taste food? even if they don't have the capability digest it?
>voluntarily, throw away their entire lives, their friends, their family, all to become lesbian robots.
I'd do it in a heartbeat if I become an attractive lesbian in a world of attractive 2D girls. My life is just too depressing and I'll most likely die alone at this rate even though I'm still 20.
With synthetic senses though can't they just taste whatever they feel like whenever, regardless of whether they're eating anything?
Also somewhat related to food - do they have live human brains in those otherwise full-machine bodies, or are they digital brains too? Because obviously a living brain will still need nutrients.
Would a Pandora game be an rgp or like Bayonetta/DMC?
RPG, I just want it.
I want them to lick each other nonstop and make sweet yuri love. Fingers and tongues.
Fingers and tongues.
"What if we just, like, combined Yuru Yuri and GitS?"
"That sounds like a pretty stupid concept for a show."
"Relatively speaking, though, is it?"
Don't compare this to trash like yuruyuri. This is much, much better.
DDY's dialogue changes are mostly okay. Then again they're still just a Funi edit. If you take a look at their lyrics for the OP however the greater majority of it really is them completely changing the meaning around. I dunno if they let some editor go wild for the 'aesthetics' or something, but the translation is like somebody only heard the nouns and completely made up the rest of the lyrics.
Considering that the other groups don't even have a roomaji transcription/song lyrics, DDY's can reasonably be described as the best release. I agree with the other anon though, I wouldn't go as far as to call them 'good'.